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3 Days PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Course in Kota Kinabalu

From: RM2,130.00

Get your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification in Kota Kinabalu!


Only a boat’s ride away from Kota Kinabalu city, take this opportunity to polish up your diving skills with this Go Advanced Programme.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course covers underwater phenomena, diving procedures, diving environment and deep diving procedures. It consists of two core and three elective dives.

The two core dives are Navigation and Deep Dive and the elective dives are Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Boat Diver.

Explore the best diving sites of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park with Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.



Equipment rentals

All park entrance, diving and jetty fees

PADI Advanced Open Water certification

Vegetarian buffet lunch

Return boat transfers


Enjoy the best of both worlds in Kota Kinabalu city. You can step away from the bustling city life and take a boat ride to one of the islands or a drive to the hiking sites nearby, everything is within your reach.


Day 1

08:30: Meet Downbelow staff at the jetty and transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

09:15: Meet your instructor for course introduction and registration arrangement.

13:00: Vegetarian buffet lunch at our dive centre.

14:00: PADI course.

16:00: Boat transfer to marina. Make your own way to Downbelow Eco Lodge (KK Times Square) and check-in.


Day 2

08:30: Meet Downbelow staff at the jetty and transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

09:15: PADI course.

13:00: Vegetarian buffet lunch at our dive centre.

14:00: PADI course.

16:00: Awarded successful certification followed by boat transfer back to marina. Make your own way back to the lodge.


Day 3

12:00: Check-out from Downbelow Eco Lodge.

Downbelow Eco Lodge

A one-night stay in an air-conditioned private room with en-suite bathroom located at the heart of Kota Kinabalu Times Square to accommodate you and your travelling partner!

Refreshments on the island
Vegetarian buffet lunch

After your sessions, you can have a relaxing rest by the island or take a stroll along the beach. You can join other sessions available, such as snorkeling or go for another dive session. 

You can also discover more of the Kota Kinabalu City within walking distance from your room.

All park entrance, diving, and jetty fees

Air-conditioned private room with en-suite bathroom

Equipment rental (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regs, wetsuit)

PADI Advanced Open Water Course Certification

PADI Advanced Open Water Course with eLearning

Refreshments on the island

Vegetarian buffet lunch



Diving computer

Personal expenses



Arrival by flights

  • You can fly to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) direct from Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

In lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can opt to postpone your trip once it is safe to travel again. Kindly contact the property owner for more information. 

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is a Destination Management Company specialising in authentic, responsible customised travel for companies, organisations and independent travellers. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures are fully licensed under the Ministry of Culture, Arts & Tourism Malaysia.

  1. Divers must show proof of current PADI Open Water qualification or equivalent. Ensure you are “Fit to Dive” by completing the medical form. Any “YES” answer will require a doctor to complete the form.
  2. Due to the course being performance based, finishing times may vary due to individual achievements. Additional charges may apply should a student diver need an extra day to complete the performance requirements to certify.


If you do anything while in KK visit these guys. The best dive company we have used worldwide by far. Safe, professional and fun… need I say more?

-T. Mukherjee, Scotland


Best service with passionate divers and knowledgeable diving skills! Love it! Thanks for all the guidance throughout the advance diving! Hope to see you guys soon!

-T.W. Yi, Malaysia.


We couldn’t have had a better 3 days to start our time in Borneo. Everything from the start to finish was absolutely amazing! The staff here are so welcoming and friendly, the company are so professional and as very unexperienced divers we were put at such ease the whole way through! Especially our drill instructor Azhar, made the course so much fun, even when we were feeling nervous, credit to the company! We are sad our experience is over but I’m sure you will see us again in the future! We can not recommended this place highly enough! And to the top it all off we are leaving as PADI certified open water divers.

-C. Perkins, New Zealand.


Hello! All of the hospitality and service is fantastic! Had a good memories with all of the team member of Downbelow! I hope I can join you guys again soon! All of the staff is very friendly and give us a lot of experience especially in discover scuba diving. Thanks to my instructor, Alex for dabbing with me. hahaha

-A. Gebenus, Malaysia.


Such an amazing experience! I was a bit nervous, but overall it went amazing! Everyone was nice and happy to be there. I highly recommend downbelow to friends and family! Its an experience of a lifetime.

-A. Villarreal, United States of America.

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